AX Performance Monitor 101 – Tips and tricks to deal with performance counter files

In my previous blog post, I explained how to setup Performance Monitor (PerfMon) to proactively capture performance data while cleaning old files to keep disk space under control. This is, let’s say, our ideal scenario, but sometimes setup is not that specific and we need to deal with suboptimal files that contains the performance data…


AX Performance Monitor 101 – Setup Perfmon for continuous monitoring with rolling files

  Windows Performance Monitor (PerfMon) is likely the most useful tool (together with our DynamicsPerf package) to monitor and diagnose performance problems related with your Microsoft Dynamics AX infrastructure and, in general, for any software running on Windows operating systems. Given its importance, is surprising how many people is not using it properly or, even worst, is not using…


DynamicsPerf 2.0 Nov. 2017 Patch is Released !!

With the move over to Github: https://github.com/PFEDynamics/DynamicsPerf , we have also posted a new patch for DynamicsPerf 2.0.   Highlights: New SSRS reports – Updated reports based on the INDEX_HISTORY table in DynamicsPerf New and improved sample queries .. .. Improved collection to better limit the SIZE of DynamicsPerf  !!   We have been testing…


New HOME for DynamicsPerf !!!!

With codeplex shutting down, we have moved DynamicsPerf over to Github.   You can find the download at:  https://github.com/PFEDynamics/DynamicsPerf   Rod “Hotrod” Hansen


DynamicsPerf 2.0 Release Candidate 0 is HERE !!

Release Candidate 0 is finally complete.  You can find the download here: DynamicsPerf 2.0. A big THANK YOU to my early testers of RC0!! They were able to help me find a last minute issue which was the cause of the delay between when I posted the What’s New in DynamicsPerf 2.0 Release Candidate 0…

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What’s New in DynamicsPerf 2.0 Release Candidate 0

First, I want to say “Thank You” to the community.  All of the feedback has been greatly appreciated.   Let’s start with SSRS data collection.   This is now working as designed.  There were some schema changes needed to get this working as necessary so the upgrade script will truncate the SSRS_HISTORY table and the…

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What’s New in Beta 5

A big THANKS to the community that has been helping test DynamicsPerf 2.0 !! Beta 5 has been posted here: DynamicsPerf 2.0 Beta 5 For anyone who has an older beta installed, it is highly recommended to upgrade to Beta 5.  The biggest issue that has been corrected in Beta 5 is the purge script. …

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DynamicsPerf 2.0 QUERY ALERTS

In the upcoming Beta 3 of DynamicsPerf 2.0, we have implemented a new feature called QUERY ALERTS.  The inspiration for the design has come from all of you.  One of the big challenges that we all face with performance is that sudden slowdown of the system.  In general, this happens for 2 major reasons, database…

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DynamicsPerf 2.0 Comparing AX schema

With DynamicsPerf 2.0 , we made schema changes to better support multiple databases and environments.  This change includes AOTEXPORT class that provides table and index schema from Dynamics AX into the DynamicsPerf database. The new AOTEXPORT class now writes data directly to DynamicsPerf.  What this allows you to do that you really couldn’t do before…


DynamicsPerf 2.0 IS HERE !!

I have opened the downloads for DynamicsPerf 2.0 Beta 1 today Jan. 6, 2016.  You can download it from here: DynamicsPerf 2.0 for SQL2008R2 and Above. The deployment guide for installation can be found here: DynamicsPerf 2.0 Deployment Guide.aspx Please post any issues you may find on the ISSUES tab of the download site.  I…

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